Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cookeville Man Indicted For Vehicular Assault

A Cookeville man is now facing criminal charges for seriously injuring a passenger in a vehicle, which authorities say he was driving while drunk.  23-year-old Brandon Scott Keylon of Buck Mountain Road was indicted on charges of DUI, vehicular assault and aggravated assault after evidence concerning the New Year's Day crash was presented to a grand jury. According to authorities, Keylon was driving a truck that landed on its top in the Walmart parking lot about 3:30 in the morning, after running off of Veterans Drive. The 2003 Ford F250 pick-up truck was traveling east bound on East Veterans Drive, when it veered off the right side of the pavement. Police say the vehicle overcorrected and then traveled back across the oncoming lane sliding sideways into a ditch, overturning, and coming to rest in the south side of the Walmart parking lot landing on its top. Keylon was one of two persons found inside the vehicle. The other was identified as Marissa Jones of Paw Paw, Michigan, who suffered injuries severe enough that she required treatment at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Keylon will be arraigned in Criminal Court on Monday.